"Professions change every day, it's up to you to be able to change."
BE A COVETED AND VALUED PROFESSIONAL.
A DPO is one of the most coveted and valued professionals
at the moment and will continue to be so for many years
with the increasing number of countries adopting data privacy
GET READY FOR THE DATA PROTECTION REGULATIONS
Learn how to adapt your business to the Data Protection Regulations
for personal data storage and avoid legal punishment and fines.
HOLD AN EXTREMELY IMPORTANT POSITION.
The DPO has become a mandatory function within any organization
that stores or deals with a large amount of personal data
(whether from employees or external users).
6 REASONS TO YOU BECOME A DPO (DATA PROTECTION OFFICER)
MOST IMPORTANT ELEMENT:
The data protection officer or DPO is one of the most important
elements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and
other data protection regulations.
The huge need in the Data Protection Officer (DPO) market makes
qualified and certified professionals highly valued by companies.
So, if what you are looking for is to boost your private career,
getting certified can be a big help.
It’s possible that you have several years of experience in data
protection and have even participated in GDPR implementation projects.
However, there are several implicit changes in the law and the unstoppable
advancement of technology that makes sharing of best practices and updating
your knowledge very advisable. This is an important change, enjoy and upgrade!
ABILITY TO DEMONSTRATE DILIGENCE BEFORE INSPECTION:
The paradigm shift that Privacy regulations bring, involves
knowing and effectively demonstrating the appropriate use of
personal data. The fact that a company's Data Protection Officer
has successfully passed a proper training course and an actual
certification exam, demonstrates the commitment gained by the
entity through the right professional.
SHARING MAJOR CONCERNS AND NETWORKS:
It is important not to feel alone in the face of regulatory changes,
which denote uncertainties such as a lack of definition, a lack of
interpretative criteria, or new challenges encountered in the implementation
plan. Therefore, participating in a training course with other professionals
who are in the same situation will likely allow you to determine your
position relative to the rest of the market and return home with lessons
learned and anticipated problems. In addition, the courses presented in
a face-to-face format allow students to meet other data protection
professionals, who can be of great help at any time. Having a good
network of expert contacts in the field can simplify your future
work and exchanging experiences will be helpful when problems arise.
BECAUSE YOU DESERVE:
You have or want a new responsibility, you have been or want to be
designated as a DPO, and, as such, you will have many new functions,
obligations, and challenges. Is it not essential to receive a training
course? This will allow you to engage in the challenges ahead more safely.
Would you like to receive first-hand all the information about the next Data
Protection Officer (DPO) boot camp? Then join our waiting list. See you soon!
Would you like to receive first-hand all the information about the next Data Protection Officer (DPO)
boot camp? Then join our waiting list. See you soon!
GetGlobal International is a US organization that assists professionals and companies aiming to comply
personal data protection regulations - to provide a great opportunity for people who want to change
lives or improve their professional careers through study, analysis, and especially, the experiences of
those who have great knowledge about the subject.
GetGlobal International is the result of a lifetime experience. Because we have prematurely identified
the greatest opportunities for acquiring knowledge are within a professional culture based on research,
learning, and improvement. We were looking for these qualities in the things we saw that are present in
foreign culture and realized that excellence in empowerment was a factor that really stood out.
We have selected the best and most respected Data Protection specialists to train those who want to
DPO, those who will be ready for the new challenges that these regulations will bring to business
relationships and society, in general.
Therefore, to be successful, it is not enough to be good, you must be excellent. For this reason,
the needs of the current market, and gaining the knowledge of our specialists, we are committed to
the best in training available for a DPO.
Data Privacy Hub
As an international company, GetGlobal International runs its “Data Privacy Boot Camps” and
Training Programs in many cities around the world, but GetGlobal also has its main
headquarters, the “Data Privacy Hub”.
Located in the heart of Miami, Florida, GetGlobal International's “Data Privacy Hub” hosts
some of the training and courses on building privacy programs that the company conducts.
The “Data Privacy Hub” is also the home of many of GetGlobal International's privacy teams,
counting with the most renowned professionals and instructors.
How to Become a Certified International Data Protection Officer.
GetGlobal International operates "boot camp" (face-to-face) classes that train companies and
professionals about international rules and regulations related to data protection. There are
already strict data protection laws being enforced around the world. In fact, there are companies
around the world that are completely unaware they must be compliant with such laws or face stiff
penalties imposed by multiple countries. Such penalties could be devastating to businesses
Furthermore, technology experts anticipate that the United States will begin Federal data protection
legislation in the near future.
In fact, the U.S. has already seen some individual states pass data protection laws.
California recently passed the first major data protection law, which goes into effect in 2020.
GetGlobal is ready to advise companies about this California law and train DPOs (Data Protection
Officers) to help companies comply with this new law, as well as others, such as the European GDPR
(General Data Protection Regulation) and the Brazilian GDPR.
GetGlobal is comprised of technology consultants and cyber-lawyers from around the world. They've
developed a curriculum for their “boot camp” classes. Upon completion of these classes, attendees
will receive a Data Protection Officer (DPO) certification and will be able to apply for the EXIN
How Do GetGlobal Privacy Data Boot Camps Work?
is an EXIN training provider.
EXIN is a Dutch company that certifies professionals and offers a wide range of testing criteria in
the rapidly changing field of IT qualifications. It continually innovates by conducting internal
examinations independently, and with partners, to enrich its portfolio and expand the scope of the
tests offered. EXIN also accredits partners to be able to train and offer tests for professionals,
such as GetGlobal International.
Once successfully completing a one-week “boot camp,” the professionals will be prepared to seek
employment as a DPO and obtain the EXIN certification.
How it works:
During the training week of 40 hours, the professionals will take classes on all aspects of the
European GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) through two programs, the Fundamental European
GDPR, and the Advanced European GDPR. The two programs will be taught by Europeans instructors.
During the same week, they will also learn everything that comprises the CCPA (California Consumer
Privacy Act of 2018) from an American lawyer and specialist in Cyberlaw.
Students will also learn about the Brazilian GDPR and its fundamentals, through a 4-hour online
class with a Brazilian lawyer, also specialized in data protection.
The cost to participate in GetGlobal’s “boot camp” and learn everything about these regulations is
With an additional $970, the professionals will be able to obtain a 16-hour Cyber Security online
course (4 classes of 4-hours each) with a well-known specialist.
In the end, with all these lessons, professionals who complete both the “boot camp” and the Cyber
Security online study will be ready to take the EXIN DPO certification test.
EXIN DPO certification requires mandatory knowledge of the European GDPR and Cyber Security;
therefore, the Brazilian GDPR and the California Consumer Privacy Act are extra content, which will
make you a Global DPO.
BOOT CAMP - NEW YORK - MARCH 4TH,
BOOT CAMP - LISBON - FEBRUARY 24TH TO
GetGlobal's Data Privacy Boot Camp in Lisbon was a great success.
With renowned instructors who have great knowledge in privacy,
data protection and information security, the participants were able
to learn in five days, everything about the most important international
regulations and become true Global DPOs.
BOOT CAMP - BRUSSELS - COMING SOON
GetGlobal International Consulting includes:
Personal data detection exercises;
Personal Data Risk Assessment;
Data governance and cybersecurity program review;
Review of incident response procedures;
Data processor risk assessment;
GetGlobal International can help you learn if your suppliers comply with the
requirements of the Data Protection regulations, working to meet or not considering the implications
of these legislations. Our supplier management platform includes a Privacy Data-specific due
diligence questionnaire that can be administered as a standalone questionnaire at a reduced rate or
as part of the standard.
Data processing reviews and compliance readiness -
Our professionals are expert advisors and will review your company's personal data processing
activities to create a data inventory, identify risks, and gaps.
Gap Analysis -
We can help your business identify gaps in the requirements of the General Data Protection
Regulation and assist you in building a practical action plan for troubleshooting.
Awareness Training - Organizations that collect personal data should provide employees
with personal data privacy awareness training, conducted to help their staff to better understand
their role in meeting the requirements of the Personal Data Protection Regulation.
Vendor Due Diligence - We will help your business to find out if your suppliers are in
compliance with GDPR requirements – are they working in compliance or have they not considered the
implications of the Personal Data Protection Regulations?
DPO as a service -
GetGlobal International will carry out all internal operations to fulfill the obligations of the
Personal Data Protection Regulations, performing the work of a DPO.
Our team consists of exceptionally qualified specialists and graduated executives from renowned
How to qualify as a DPO?
To understand the high demand for DPOs from companies in Europe and
Brazil, GetGlobal International, in partnership with EXIN, which has
been active in the professional certification market for over 40
years, offers a specific professional qualification program intended
specifically for this new professional challenge.
What qualifications should the DPO have?
A DPO needs to have specialized knowledge of laws, industry standards, information
security, and data protection practices. However, this does not mean that he/she
must be a lawyer or IT graduate; he/she is a mix of both professions. These
professionals must have an understanding of the inner workings of their IT
infrastructure, information management systems, and business processes that handle
personal data. Excellent management and communication skills are also a necessity
for dealing with internal staff, including senior management. GetGlobal
International addresses all of these topics in its training.
How to hire a qualified DPO?
Hiring a qualified DPO is a challenge, especially for small and midsize
companies. The right candidate should have managerial level experience in
cybersecurity, IT, and/or governance, risk, and compliance, as well as extensive
legal knowledge of the subject at hand. If the contractor or candidate has a
high level of information security knowledge but no reasonable knowledge of data
protection laws and practices, they can seek certain certifications that may
fill this gap.
Can I be a freelancer DPO?
Yes, due to the lack of internally qualified professionals, small and midsized
organizations tend to outsource DPO work from data protection consulting firms
or law firms.
Why does a company need a DPO?
GDPR requires companies to appoint a DPO in certain situations, for example,
when the organization processes or stores large amounts of personal data
belonging to European citizens. In other regulations, the hypotheses for
dispensing with a DPO have not yet been defined. So, in principle, it should be
considered that all companies dealing with mass or bulk personal data will need
to name one.
What are the functions of a DPO?
The DPO is a person who will be involved in all personal data protection matters
and whose main duties involve informing and advising the controller or processor
and their employees of their obligations under the Data Protection Regulations
and to monitor compliance with these legislations. This includes overseeing
documentation, processes, and records, providing advice upon request, regarding
the Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA), and acting as a point of contact
for the holders' requests regarding the processing of their personal data and
the exercise of their rights.
Are Data Protection regulations only for large companies?
It is a mistake to think that Privacy regulations are only a concern of large
companies. Small and medium-sized businesses are also affected by the law and
may be at serious risk of penalties if they are not in compliance. While larger
organizations will have the resources to deal with the necessary adjustments and
huge fines and lawsuits; small and medium-sized businesses can simply be
eliminated from the market because of the nature of the breach and/or the
immediate costs to deal with it.
Does the DPO follow instructions or act independently?
Some basic safeguards are established so that the DPO can perform tasks with
autonomy within its organization. Those responsible in the organization are
required to ensure that the DPO does not suffer interference in the performance
of their duties. Regardless of whether they are caregiver employees, DPOs must
be able to perform their duties and tasks independently. This means that Data
Protection Officers must not be pressured or interfered with during the
performance of their duties. For example, what outcome should be achieved, such
as investigating a complaint or whether the supervisory authority should be
consulted. Besides that, they should not be influenced to decide on a data
protection law related matter, for example, an interpretation of the law. The
controller or processor remains responsible for compliance with data protection
laws and must be able to demonstrate compliance. However, the autonomy of DPOs
does not mean that they have decision-making powers that go beyond their duties,
retaining their primary advisory and mentoring role. The controller or processor
remains responsible for compliance with data protection laws and must be able to
demonstrate compliance. If the controller or processor makes decisions that are
incompatible with the data protection legislation and the DPO's opinion, the DPO
should be able to apply his/her clear opinion, even if it is inconsistent with
those who make the decisions.
When do Data Protection Regulations take effect?
Some data protection regulations are already in place, such as the GDPR that
came into force in May 2018. The Brazilian GDPR (LGPD) goes into effect in
August 2020 and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) will become effective
in January 2020.
What are the means required by the Data Protection Regulations for the DPO to
perform its functions?
The Data Protection Regulations require the organization to support the Data
Protection Officer with the resources necessary to perform the tasks and access
to personal data and protection operations. In particular, the following points
will be considered:
• Active support of the DPO functions by senior management (as at the board
• Enough time for the DPO to perform his/her functions. This is particularly
important when the DPO works part-time. Or when the worker performs data
protection in addition to other obligations. Otherwise, conflicting priorities
may result in neglecting DPO tasks. Having enough time to devote to the Data
Protection Officer tasks is essential. It is good practice to set a percentage
of time for the DPO function, where it is not done full time. It is also good
practice to determine the time required to perform the function, the appropriate
priority level for DPO tasks, and for the DPO (or the organization) to develop a
Other things to consider:
• Adequate support in terms of financial resources, infrastructure
(facilities, facilities, equipment), and personnel, where appropriate.
• Official communication of the DPO designation to all staff to ensure that
his/her position and function is known within the organization.
• Required access to other services, such as Human Resources, Legal, IT,
Security, etc. Data Protection Officers may receive support, contributions, and
essential information from these other services.
• Continuing education. DPOs should be given the opportunity to stay current
on data protection. The goal should be to constantly increase the character of
DPO specialists. They should be encouraged to participate in data protection
training courses and other forms of professional development, such as
participation in privacy forums, workshops, etc.
• It may be necessary to establish a DPO team. In such cases, the internal
structure of the team and the tasks and responsibilities of each of its members
must be defined. In addition, when the DPO role is performed by an outside
contractor, a team of professionals working for that entity can effectively
perform the tasks of a DPO under the responsibility of a designated customer
contact. In general, the more complex and sensitive that processing operations
are, the more resources must be provided to the DPO.
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